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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through August 2019.

Imports: Wool

Wool, the No. 1062 import by value totaled $1.53 million for the month of August, $11.96 million through August of 2019, and $17.22 million for all of 2018, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Australia$4.33 M
2New Zealand$3.7 M
3Uruguay$1.3 M
4Spain$718,711
5South Africa$660,387
6United Kingdom$505,765
7Canada$272,568
8Italy$123,140
9Germany$88,607
10The Netherlands$85,888
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January – August 2019

Top Ports

Total Trade: $11.96 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Seattle, Wash. $2,868,416
2Port of Tacoma, Wash. $2,592,762
3Port of Charleston $2,504,644
4Port of Philadelphia $1,308,884
5Port of Los Angeles $930,783
6Port of Boston $352,881
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $344,768
8Port of Newark $319,022
9Port of Oakland, Calif. $275,387
10Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y. $140,592

U.S. imports of Wool increased 4.55 percent through August to $11.96 million

U.S. imports of Wool increased 4.55 percent from $11.44 million to $11.96 million through the first eight months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 1062 through August among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1071 for the last full year with a total value of $17.22 million, a $3.59 million, 26.31 percent increase from the 2017 total.

Through August of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Australia, No. 2 New Zealand, No. 3 Uruguay, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 South Africa. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 2 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Philadelphia and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Australia, No. 2 New Zealand, No. 3 Uruguay, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 3 Port of Philadelphia, No. 4 Port of Tacoma, Wash. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

January – August 2019

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Australia $4,332,293
2New Zealand $3,704,577
3Uruguay $1,300,563
4Spain $718,711
5South Africa $660,387
6United Kingdom $505,765
7Canada $272,568
8Italy $123,140
9Germany $88,607
10The Netherlands $85,888

January – August 2019

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Charleston $1,618,590
2Seattle $854,489
3Atlanta/Savannah $609,399
4Philadelphia $431,796
5Los Angeles $226,652
6San Francisco $223,727
7New York City $105,379
8Portland, Maine $76,614
9Detroit $48,678
10Laredo $45,325

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first eight months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Seattle, Wash. fell 7.05 percent compared to last year to $2.87 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. rose 121.12 percent compared to last year to $2.59 million.
  • Port of Charleston rose 46.62 percent compared to last year to $2.5 million.
  • Port of Philadelphia fell 11.39 percent compared to last year to $1.31 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 63.75 percent compared to last year to $930,783.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 Australia decreased $684,539, 13.64 percent, (36.22 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 New Zealand increased $23,467, 0.64 percent, (30.97 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Uruguay increased $128,789, 10.99 percent, (10.87 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Spain increased $375,127, 109.18 percent, (6.01 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Africa increased $660,387, 0 percent, (5.52 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 89.59 percent of all these Wool imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through August of this year. That is equal to $10.72 million of the $11.96 million total.

All totaled, 85.32 percent of all these Wool imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through August of this year. That is equal to $10.21 million of the $11.96 million total